Yes, this will be a slight rant. You have been warned.
You know what annoys me? People who act one way at church, and completely different any other time. Or who try to be someone their not.
Really... if you're gonna go out and swear and do stupid stuff anyway, why bother acting different at church? If you're worried about offending someone then maybe you shouldn't do it.
And it's really hard to not hate someone who turned your friend into a person you don't even recognize anymore. But hey, that's life I guess... at least I've learned how NOT to act by looking at the people who were in the youth group before I was that old.
And it bugs me to death when you're online and see stuff someone you know has posted, and it sounds nothing like the person you know. Who are they impressing? Yeah, maybe people who have never met you think you really are that "cool" or whatever word you want to put there, but why should you make them like a fake person? You should be yourself. Somebody's gonna like something about you, so don't worry about it.
I'm not sure which annoys me more... people who used to be awesome to be around acting like idiots, or people being so fake it's sickening.
This can be applied to blogging, by the way, so maybe this post isn't a total loss =P
Be yourself! Somebody's bound to like your personality. If they don't want to read what you have to say, then they don't have to. That's their loss.
And friends? If you have to change who you are to fit in, then they aren't very good friends. There's gotta be people who already love you for you... don't go acting stupid, or you'll end up losing most of your friends. The fake ones will leave you out anyway, and the real ones won't want to be around someone they don't even know.